Must-Have Software Solutions All Startups Should Use

Posted on Mar 18 2015 - 9:07pm by Editorial Staff

One of the things you need to consider when launching a new startup business is the computer software you will use. Let’s face it; in the 21st century, all new enterprises will have at least one PC or laptop at their disposal!

There is such an array of software solutions available. You would be mad not to use a few of them to make your business more productive and efficient! In today’s blog post, I’ll give you a rundown of the most common software titles we all use on a daily basis.

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Cloud Storage

Examples: Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive

These days business people need to access their documents and important data wherever they are in the world. Years ago they would have to do a remote connection to the office using a secure VPS link.

The trouble with such connections is that they were usually slow and unreliable. Nowadays, more people are taking to the cloud for their data storage needs. Dropbox, for example, downloads a copy of your personal and shared files from the cloud. You access those files as you would any other file on your computer.

When you save them, the background app “syncs” those changes with the file stored in the cloud. That means you can work on files even if you don’t have an Internet connection at the time. So, when you next go online, those changes will get synced.

Accounting

Examples: Sage Line 50, QuickBooks

Software

Gone are the days where your accounts would have to get updated using pen and paper. These days all accountants and those working within accounting teams use modern software to get the job done!

The packages you can use range from billing software to general accounting software. It’s fair to say that there is a software title that will meet the needs of your organization. You can also use some web-based accounting software like FreeAgent. That’s good if you want the flexibility to use the software from any computer.

Productivity

Examples: Apache OpenOffice, Microsoft Office

If you use a computer for business, I can guarantee you that you will use some form of productivity software on it! Microsoft Office is the most common title you will find on the majority of business systems. While those on a budget can opt for the free Apache OpenOffice software.

The two suites I just mentioned allow you to do word processing enter data into a spreadsheet, maintain a database and more. Productivity software titles are an essential part of any business computer system.

But what if you don’t want to spend three-figure sums on productivity software? Well, you can always “subscribe” to them instead. Companies like Microsoft are offering premium subscriptions for their software. In the latter’s case, it is called Office 365.

In return for your subscription fee, you will always have access to the latest version of the full Office software suite. More tech companies are adopting this business model. That’s because it makes their titles affordable to everyone, and it cuts down on software piracy.

Not that you would use illegal software on your computer, of course! Now that you know what software to use for your new startup, it’s time to get installing!

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